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Notice Paper

No. 43

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Introduction of Government Bills

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Notices of Motions (Routine Proceedings)


Q-5502 — July 20, 2020 — Mr. Baldinelli (Niagara Falls) — With regard to the decision by VIA Rail to layoff workers during the pandemic: (a) what is the total number of workers laid off since March 1, 2020; (b) what is the number of layoffs broken down by date; (c) on what date did the minister responsible for VIA Rail become informed of plans for each of the layoffs in (b); (d) why did VIA Rail not use the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) to prevent the layoffs; (e) will VIA Rail management and executives continue to receive bonuses in light of the layoffs; (f) what is the total amount of bonus money paid out so far in 2020; and (g) what is the total amount VIA Rail has received so far in 2020 through (i) CEWS, (ii) other sources of government funding, broken down by source?
Q-5512 — July 20, 2020 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to federal grants, contributions, non-repayable loans, or similar type of funding provided to telecommunications companies since 2009: what are the details of all such funding, including the (i) date, (ii) recipient, (iii) type of funding, (iv) department providing the funding, (v) name of program through which funding was provided, (vi) project description, (vii) start and completion, (viii) project location, (ix) amount of federal funding?
Q-5522 — July 20, 2020 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, since 2005: how many meat and poultry processing plants have had their licences cancelled, broken down by year and province?
Q-5532 — July 20, 2020 — Ms. Dancho (Kildonan—St. Paul) — With regard to all monetary and non-monetary contracts, agreements and arrangements entered into by the government with the WE organization, the WE Charity, ME to WE, Imagine 1 Day International, Marc Kielburger and Craig Kielburger, since November 5, 2015: what are the details of such contracts, including (i) date, (ii) amount, (iii) minister or government official who authorized them, (iv) start and end date, (v) summary of terms, (vi) whether or not the item was made public through proactive disclosure, (vii) date of application, (viii) date the application was received (ix) dates and locations of related events, if applicable?

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

Business of Supply

Government Business

Private Members' Notices of Motions

M-44 — July 20, 2020 — Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke) — That, as mandated in section 45 of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, which received royal assent on November 6, 2014, the House appoint a special committee to undertake a comprehensive review of the provisions and operation of this act:
(a) that the committee be composed of 12 members, of which six shall be government members, four shall be from the official opposition, one shall be from the Bloc Québécois and one from the New Democratic Party;
(b) that a representative from the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform be attached to the committee as an ex officio member, and as such have the right to participate in all meetings, to propose and question witnesses, to participate in drafting the report, and to be compensated for any expenses incurred in fulfilling this role in a manner similar to other members of the committee;
(c) that changes in the membership of the committee shall be effective immediately after notification by the whip has been filed with the Clerk of the House;
(d) that membership substitutions be permitted, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2);
(e) that the members shall be named by their respective whip by depositing with the Clerk of the House the list of their members to serve on the committee no later than September 21, 2020;
(f) that the Clerk of the House shall convene an organization meeting of the said committee for no later than October 2, 2020;
(g) that the committee be chaired by a member of the government party;
(h) that notwithstanding Standing Order 106(2), in addition to the Chair, there be one vice-chair from the official opposition, one vice-chair from the Bloc Québécois and one vice-chair from the New Democratic Party;
(i) that quorum of the committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118 and that the Chair be authorized to hold meetings to receive evidence and to have that evidence printed when a quorum is not present, provided that at least four members are present, including one member of the opposition and one member of the government;
(j) that the committee be granted all of the powers of a standing committee, as provided in the Standing Orders, as well as the power to travel, accompanied by the necessary staff;
(k) that the committee be allowed to meet virtually, if and as required, and have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings; and
(l) that within six months after this review is undertaken or within such further time as the House may authorize, the committee present a report on the review to the House, including a statement of any changes the committee recommends.

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